Do you have a child starting school in September 2018? Why not come and look at Ark Blacklands....

We are holding open mornings for prospective parents and carers on the following dates:

7th/8th November: 9.30am and 9th November:1.30pm No appointment necessary - just come and meet us!

Our vision and values

Our values guide the culture and ethos of our Academy to ensure that we are able to realise our mission. They are a central part of the life of the Academy and should be evident in every aspect of Academy life.

Our values are:





  •  We will all work together – pupils, parents, staff, governors and the local community


  • There is no ceiling to our ambition
  • No barriers to learning


  • Acquiring knowledge empowers us


  • Working hard equals success

The first letter of each of our values spells ‘TAKE’.  We are proactive and not reactive learners.


Our Pledge

Our Academy pledge is said at the start of each day. On the days that assemblies are held, the pledge will be said in the hall. All members of the Academy community are expected to stand, place their right hand over the Academy logo and say the pledge in unison.

We TAKE every opportunity to learn.

We TAKE our right to achieve.


Our Academy Motto